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This sounds scary....the same people that are concerned about GMO's should be VERY concerned about this!
Propylene, isopropanol, methyl-methacrylate and acetic acid produced cheaply? The cosmetic industry will be happy - cheaper ingredients & same retail prices = more profits.
Awwww look at the new cute ute!
"In addition, this technology was applied to a well in South Texas for a refracturing operation, which resulted in double the production with a four-fold increase in flowing pressure." FRACK BABY FRACK!!!!!!
@Cheese: Here is what they said at Car And Driver about it "If the truck in the pictures looks familiar—yes, that’s the new one—it’s because the styling changes are quite minor. The front end gets squintier headlamps, a rearranged front bumper, LED fog lights, and a surprisingly modest new grille with a trio of louvers without any sort of gauche chrome surround. Other changes are limited to new wheels, a redesigned liftgate, and new tailpipes. That’s it."
Meet the new Expedition - same as the old Expedition. They could have at least changed the design to make it look similar to the new F-150 (based on Atlas concept)...BUT Ford will still sell some of these (with heavy incentives / discounts).
A series of these should be built at the Nevada Test Site, with next-generation transmission lines going to new desalination plants in California, to provide freshwater for America & the western states who need it!
I'm scared of the risk of cancer from this - the media must investigate the cancer risks!!!!!!
Americans aren't going to like this....too much hassle for too little product performance.
Why not put this technology on a big block Hemi V-8 truck too? Add an all aluminum body like the new F-150 and there could be some big fuel efficiencies gained without sacrificing engine power.
Hurry! There's still time to give money to Bill McKibben, Organizing for America, the DNC and the Bamster to try to stop the pipeline! Open your wallets now!
Don't worry Obama still has time to drag this out and squeeze more campaign cash out of both sides. Make no mistake, the pipeline will be approved, but there is still too much time left in the Obama Presidency to gin up special interest groups and wring out donor cash to go to both the politicians and the groups involved in the situation.
What is the point of getting a big full size SUV if you can't have a big gas guzzling powerful engine? Nobody will buy this crap from Ford. GM will continue to crush them.
Bio-isobutanol company Gevo, Inc., has received exclusive rights to provide the US Army with its proprietary jet fuel blend. The company has extensive Obama administration connections, and has donated generously to the president's campaign for his second term. Additional "donations" have been made at numerous levels within the Army to ensure the fuel is bought at a minimum of $1000.00 per gallon.
EP wrote: "Paint does reduce corrosion of the underlying metal, so there is a reasonable justification for it." Is there any evidence whatsoever that planes operated by American Airlines with the previous paint scheme (paintless) were plagued with erosion? "When it comes to weight, each pound shed from a plane saves the company [American Airlines] 14,000 gallons of fuel a year."
Yeah, this is important stuff - we have to cut the pensions of disabled veterans, but keep spending tax dollars on crap like this...brilliant.
So these a^sholes have 1.3B to invest but the US taxpayer still has to take a $10 billion loss with the bailout? Ba$tards!
Funny how the "green" taxiing system is being advertised on a fully painted plane --- with the weight of paint on the plane resulting in massive amounts of wasted fuel over the life of the aircraft --- and with electric motors built into the wheels whose additional weight also results in massive amounts of fuel burned over the life of the plane while in flight. Where's the logic? Anyone? Bueller?
Isn't this just a repackaged Bloom Box? Seriously - is there anything new here?
Here are some other issues - just what happens in the sealed vacuum tube when there is a capsule breakdown? Railroads have switches and siding tracks - the Muskie tube plan makes no mention of maintenance access. Also, what design considerations have been made for seismic activity? Will tremors potentially knock the tubes out of alignment and lead to tragic consequences? Will the tubes be terrorist resistant?
Davemart - remember this is public transportation, not private.
This looks good on paper but in reality, it will have to be ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) compliant, have systems in place to accomodate children & the elderly, and also be able to accomodate morbidly obese Americans. In addition, restroom facilities will also be needed since someone is undoubtedly going to have to go #1 or #2 even if the trip is 35 minutes.